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Will of Mary Denne

of Chislet, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1819
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of Mary Denne of the Parish of Chislet in the County of Kent Spinster.
I give and bequeath to Sarah wife of my brother David Denne of the said Parish of Chislet, Gentleman all my wearing apparel plate linen china watch jewels trinkets and ornaments of the person for her own use.

I give and bequeath to each and every of my six nieces hereinafter named (that is to say) Elizabeth Denne, Hester Denne, Mary Denne and Ann Denne daughters of my said brother David Denne and Maria Denne and Sarah Denne daughters of my late brother Thomas Denne late of the Parish of Reculver Gentleman deceased the sum of four hundred pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to them respectively by my Executors hereinafter named upon them severally attaining the age of twenty one years and in case any one or more of my said six nieces shall die under the said age of twenty one years the legacy or respective legacies of her or their so dying shall sink into and become part of my residuary personal estate and go as I have hereinafter bequeathed such residue

I hereby require and particularly direct my Executors hereinafter named to expend within the span of twelve calendar months next after my decease the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain in the execution of a tablet or monument to the memory of my late ? father deceased and others of the family and as to all the residue of my monies securities effects goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever after and subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges and expenses and the several legacies hereinbefore bequeathed I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof to my said brother David Denne his executors and administrators for his and their own absolute use and benefit and I do make constitute and appoint my said brother David Denne and Thomas Wood of the said Parish of Chislet, Gentleman Executors of this my will and I do hereby direct that my said Executors may respectively reimburse themselves all such expenses as they shall be put unto in or about the execution of this my will and that they shall neither of them be answerable for any more monies that they respectively shall actually service nor with or for any loss which shall happen thereto so as such loss happen without their respective wilful default nor one for the other but each for himself only and for his own executors administrators acts deeds and defaults and lastly I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Mary Denne. Signed and sealed by the said Mary Denne the Testatrix and by her published and declared as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Mary Anne Cumming, Edward Dering, Margate.

Proved at London30th September 1819 before the Judge by the oaths of David Denne the brother and Thomas Wood the Executors to whom administration was granted they having been first sworn common duly to administer.


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Will of Mary Denne
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